Environmental cleaning vehicles shoulder the major responsibility of maintaining environmental cleanliness and city appearance. To gradually practice the vision of smart environmental cleaning, promote the application of intelligent and autonomous technology in environmental cleaning vehicles for improving the safety and efficiency is needed.
This project installed equipment of Vehicular-Networking and Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) on environmental cleaning vehicle, including On-Board Unit (OBU), 8-channel Digital Video Recorder (DVR), On-Board Diagnostic II (OBDII), Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS), Blind Spot Information System (BSIS), Driver Monitoring System (DMS), etc. Based on vehicular equipment, managers can track vehicle trajectories, monitor driving video streaming, and be alerted with the real time abnormal driving behaviors on the Fleet Monitoring System, and the vehicle information will also be uploaded real-time, including mileage, engine speed, temperature, speed, instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, battery information, etc. With the real-time tracking and the following data analysis, the vehicles can be accurately monitored with smart fleet management.
In addition, this project is the first application of autonomous driving technology in environmentally cleaning vehicles in Taiwan. It has successfully verified its autonomous driving capabilities in a variety of scenarios, and completed the Proof of Service, including T-junctions with signs, intersections with no signs, corners, collision avoidance, straight driving, sudden break in with slowly pedestrians. With the autonomous environmentally cleaning vehicles, the shortage of human resource could be relieved and the safety of environmental cleaning could be improved.